Jehovah Shalom, Peace and John 14:26 – 27

holy-spirit-John 14:26 The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you.

John 14:27

Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.

I was a member of Hope Community Church in Amherst Massachusetts and loved to hear our Pastor, Carlos, teach his lessons. In one particular sermon Carlos talked about Jesus’ infinite wisdom in sending us the Holy Spirit or the Comforter,

Imagine what it would be like,” he said, “How would we be able to communicate with God otherwise?”

Carlos then went on in a theatrical manner to describe how long the waiting line would be if we didn’t each have immediate and direct access to God’s presence.  Would we take a numbered ticket as people are required to do at a deli counter he wondered and how many years would you be waiting for your turn?

“Or what if the only way to reach Him was by telephone,” he continued, “Guaranteed you will get a busy signal each time as millions of people around the world would be dialing at the same time. “How long do you think you’d stay on “hold?”

Each of us has the gift of peace inside us through the Holy Spirit’s presence.  All I have to do to access this spiritual tranquilizer is to make a conscious effort to shut out the world and sit in worship and prayer.  I thank Jehovah Shalom for his awe-inspiring solution to any chaos or turmoil I have to endure in this earthly ream. Having the Comforter next to my heart is all I need.

Dear Abba,

Thank you for your omnipresence and your love. Through your Holy Spirit I have been able to have the gift of peace available whenever I expend the effort to commune with you.  Amen


~ by Andrea T on August 3, 2013.

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